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Runeterra guardians: how to equip them

You can pet the Poro

So you really like Legends of Runeterra, to the point where you want to purchase a new guardian. Guardians are the little avatars to the lower left of every match. You can click on them multiple times and they do things. Poro likes to blow raspberries, yawn, and scratch itself. But what if you fancy a change to a ghost shark? The bad news is you have to spend real money. The good news is that we know how to equip them should you choose to do so.

Runeterra guardian

Runeterra guardians guide

This Runeterra guardians guide will show you how you can equip any purchased guardians that you have bought with real money, since Runeterra sort of hides the option to use them. If additional avatars are not your thing, you can look at our Runeterra best decks guide instead.

Runeterra silverwing guardian

How to equip Runeterra guardians

As one of the cheeky little avatars that populates the League of Legends universe, the guardians come in all shapes and sizes. When you start Legends of Runeterra, you'll only have access to the Poro guardian. I personally think it's a loveable little scamp, so much so that I would never change it. But you may feel differently, both about giving money for avatars and changing them from the adorable Poro in the first place.

You can buy guardians by heading to the store and purchasing 590 coins worth of gold. This is, rather annoyingly, over the 525 coins that you can purchase in the store, which is the lowest amount you can purchase. You also cannot spend shards to purchase guardians, which is a great shame. Here is the currency conversion for Gold in Legends of Runeterra:

Amount of real money paidGBP (£) > Coins
4.99525
9.991100 (50 bonus)
19.992250 (150 bonus)
34.994000 (325 bonus)
49.995800 (550 bonus)
99.9912.000 (1500 bonus)

Please note that the currency values are displayed in GBP as I could not get 100% correct values for USD or Euros.

To equip your newly purchased Runeterra guardians, here are the steps you need to take:

  • Make sure Legends of Runeterra is open.
  • Click "Collection".
  • Click "Guardians".
  • Click the guardian you have purchased.
  • Click the button to equip the guardian.

You'll then see your little avatar in the bottom left of your screen. You can even click on it a few times to make it do something. Each one has at least three unique actions.

Runeterra equip guardian

Currently available Runeterra guardians

There are seven guardians available for Legends of Runeterra at this time. Each one represents a particular region in the League of Legends universe. Below are all of the currently available guardians in the game.

  • Basilisk
  • Gloomtooth
  • Gromp Jr
  • Poro (Already unlocked)
  • Scaled Snapper
  • Silverwing
  • T-Hex

This isn't the only thing you can buy to customise your playing experience for Legends of Runeterra, as you can also spend money on Runeterra boards.

Legends of Runeterra guides links

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When Dave was guides writer for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, it was his privilege to understand how to play certain games well, so that newer players can understand the more complex things about them.

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